Battle of Mons Badonicus, the first documentary reference to King Arthur

No matter how many novels and films have dealt with his figure, some in a fantastic tone, others more realistic,…

The High Court of Chivalry, a medieval institution still active in the United Kingdom

Heraldry is the science of the coat of arms, the “art of explaining and describing the coats of arms of…

The British Museum objects that no one can see and that Ethiopia claims

Although the British never conquered or colonized Ethiopia, in April 1868 a battle took place there that ended the so-called…

A BBC documentary made millions believe that they could grow spaghetti at home

“Put a sprig of spaghetti in a can of tomato sauce and wait for the best“. This is the answer…

How a lawyer bought Stonehenge in 1915

Stonehenge is England’s most important prehistoric monument and undoubtedly the world’s most famous chromlech. UNESCO added it to its World…

More than 200 people live in Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, the remotest town in the world, where outsiders are forbidden to settle

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in a place so isolated that there is…

Rettungsboje, the rescue buoy devised by the Germans in World War II to save downed pilots

Searching for a castaway lost at sea is an arduous and often frustrating task. Unless the search area can be…